Год издания: 2007
Издатель: Viking Juvenile
Количество страниц: 208
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"This first title in a proposed series, the Mark of Solomon, draws on Wein's Arthurian-Aksamite cycle, which concluded with The Sunbird (2004). In the kingdom of Aksum (ancient Ethiopia), young Telemakos is severely wounded while playing with the emperor's pet lions, just as his mother gives birth to a girl, Athena. In the grief that follows, Telemakos' parents neglect the infant, and it's Telemakos who comforts Athena as his body heals. After threats against his aristocratic family escalate, Telemakos is sent to a neighboring kingdom for safekeeping, and his parents, understanding their children's unbreakable bond, send Athena, too. Telemakos feels blissfully accepted in his new community, but he gradually realizes that this sense of belonging is shockingly unfounded. Readers, even those familiar with the Arthurian-Aksamite cycle, may struggle to connect the large cast and the complex political intrigues, revealed in oblique references. The richly imagined details create a...